Sure, the majority of Colombians still meet their romantic partners through the usual methods, such as through mutual friends or organizations, or at school, work, or church, etc; however, this scene is changing quickly, and online dating is becoming increasingly more mainstream.
Having spent a considerable amount of time traveling in Colombia, only the people of Brazil and Venezuela can rival this northern South American country in terms of pure, raw, and unadulterated beauty. The women of Medellin, Cartagena, and Cali are legendary.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single girl in possession of a job in Colombia must be in want of a date. Ostensibly a bar for foreigners to participate in a language exchange with Colombians, and actually a great way to make friends, after about 9pm it morphs into a free-for-all speed dating service between gringos and locals.
All across the city of Bogotá, and indeed the rest of the country, gringa girls living and working in Colombia are pairing up with local boys – at a staggering rate! Ask anyone about it, go and check it out, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Amy calls us losers, but I would ask her this: Would a loser head up an executive position in one of the largest food companies in the world?
Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top 5 dating sites in Colombia. Colombian Cupid is part of the Cupid Media family that owns sites such as Brazil Cupid and Afrointroductions (two sites that I’ve used in the past while living in Brazil and South Africa, respectively, with a lot of success).
While countries such as Argentina witnessed a slow growth in the number and popularity of online dating sites during the early 2000s, Colombia’s online dating industry exploded.
The growth and acceptance of online dating in Colombia as a viable path for finding a romantic partner are similar to what occurred with online dating in Brazil from 2000 to 2015.
It seems to be a match made in heaven – the Colombian males, who are fascinated with foreign women, and the young English girls, who are 6,000 miles away from home for the first time. It’s fair to say that for people in their early twenties in England, dating culture hasn’t really taken off – at least, not like it has in America.
Add that to the Harlequin romance-fueled Western imagination and idealisation of a Latin lover, and ! Rather than dating multiple people casually, including almost strangers, like we see in shows like In Colombia, the relationship between men and women affects the dating culture.
As I mentioned in my last article, male-female platonic friendships are considered far less common, particularly if the pair in question are single.